Heart Injury from Explosion

The Pritzker Hageman explosion lawyers represent heart injury victims and their families. Explosions can cause serious injuries that impact the rest of your life. Our legal team understands that you need answers, justice, and financial security for your future.

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Types of Heart Injuries From an Explosion

When the initial blast wave of an explosion causes blunt force trauma to the chest, the following types of heart injuries can occur.

  • Cardiac Contusion: A bruise to the heart muscle
  • Cardiac Tamponade: The fluid sac around the heart fills with extra fluid, putting pressure on the heart.
  • Air Embolism: Air bubbles enter and block a vein or artery
  • Aortic Intramural Hematoma: A condition where blood leaks through the innermost layer of the aortic wall
  • Vasovagal Bradycardia: A reflex of the involuntary nervous system that causes the heart rate to slow down
  • Vasovagal Hypotension: A reflex of the involuntary nervous system that causes a drop in blood pressure

Secondary injury in a blast can occur when shrapnel or flying debris pierces the skin, creating an open wound. These injuries include lacerations of arteries, veins, heart valves, and muscle that can cause hemorrhaging.